Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 6 | March 25, 2009

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Top: Chancellor Timothy P. White gives a thumbs-up to his family; left: Chancellor White and the platform party during the ceremony; top right, Karen Wilson, assistant director of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, sings “America the Beautiful”; middl
A Day for Chancellor White and UCR: Living the Promise
With a near-capacity crowd and a theme of “Living the Promise,” last week’s inauguration ceremony started with the lively sound of the UCR Pipe Band ushering faculty and UC administrators into the Student Recreation Center and ended with the crowd standing in celebration as Timothy P. White humbly and officially became the campus’ eighth chancellor.
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Sustainability Gets a Boost at UCR
UC Riverside will be greener this year due to a new program that will amp up the campus’ comprehensive recycling waste program, including diverting more than 1,000 tons of food trash from the landfill. Last week, as part of efforts to achieve zero waste and a more environmentally friendly campus, officials from UCR and Athens Services signed a two-year contract with five one-year renewal options.
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Certificate Program about Diversity in the Workplace
UCR has launched a diversity certificate program that is the first of its kind in the UC, if not in the country. The Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI): A UCR Diversity Certificate Program is aimed at preparing a range of staff members from the associate vice chancellor to administrative assistants to maximize individual and team success within a multicultural work environment. Participants complete a five-month program, which includes an orientation, five seminars with lectures and interactive exercises, and a capstone project to be presented at the conclusion of the program.
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Pay Attention: Providing Rewards Help People Learn
A study by researchers at the UCR and Boston University challenges the popular assumption that adults learn only by paying attention to something. The study, published in March in the journal Neuron, found that pairing a visual stimulus with a reward is enough to cause learning, even when an individual is unaware of the stimulus paired with the reward.
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